In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
"This is French onion soup in a chicken sandwich," murmured Maggie, as we cut into the Grilled Chicken ($7.95) with Gruyere, caramelized onion, and creamy sweet honey mustard dressing. Everything present at this sandwich's roll call is sweet: there's nutty-sweet Gruyere, caramelized-sweet onion strips, and quite a bit (maybe a bit too much) spicy-sweet mustard. Despite being sandwiched in with such attention-grabbing condiments, the chicken is tender and moist—the unlikely hero of the sandwich. Fredi's is a fresh young thing on the Union Square scene, and the people there are still eager to please: I was offered a glass of water twice while waiting for a pick-up order. The counter-person seemed to be genuinely concerned about my lack of hydration. Go now, before the spirit of city indifference creeps in and takes hold.